“I am honored to serve as a member on each of these committees and am truly grateful for my colleagues and community’s continued support through this difficult time,” Carney said. “Without a doubt, this is one of the most challenging times in modern history but I am confident that we’re ready to take the steps necessary to help Kentuckians recover from this pandemic as well as how our state has responded to it.”
As a member of the House Education Committee, Rep. Carney will deal directly with matters that pertain to public schools, including primary, secondary, and higher education. This includes curriculum, teacher qualifications, and accountability. The committee is also responsible for enacting policies relating to the State Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education.
Local Government Committee members consider legislation that deals with the officers, organization, governing, and financing of city and county governments. Committee members are also responsible for how state laws address the administration of public works and public safety programs.
The Transportation Committee considers proposed legislation and the implementation of new laws that apply to airports and aviation, boats and boating, motor vehicles, railroads, commercial trucking, and other modes of transporting people and goods. The committee also oversees the state’s Transportation Cabinet and the construction and maintenance of state highways.
“Committee assignments are always a difficult task, but more so this year because we have an exceptional class of first-term legislators as well as the veteran lawmakers who have proven experience shaping good long-term public policy,” Osborne added. “The House Majority Caucus remains committed to making this state the best place to live and work. While the pandemic may have forced us to shift focus for now, we are still committed to our long-term mission.”
With these appointments, Rep. Carney is in a position to positively impact not only his district, but our entire commonwealth. The legislature is scheduled to convene the 2021 Regular Session on January 5. While the state budget will dominate the agenda, legislators are also expected to devote time to legislation to help strengthen the economy
Rep. Carney serves the state’s 51st House District, which includes Adair County and Taylor County.